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Balfour, Gert Sibande District, Mpumalanga, South Africai
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Balfour- not defined -
Gert Sibande DistrictDistrict
MpumalangaProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 26° 41' 11'' South , 28° 38' 4'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -26.68639,28.63472
GeoHash:G#: kek25tght
Köppen climate type:Cwb : Subtropical highland climate or temperate oceanic climate with dry winters


A small gold mining and farming community.

Regions containing this locality

Transvaal, South Africa

Province (Former) - 838 mineral species & varietal names listed

Witwatersrand Gold Fields, South Africa

Mining Region - 278 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Colour: White
Reference: PMPB Meulenbeld collection
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Reference:  
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: PMPB Meulenbeld collection
Siderite var: Mg-rich Siderite
Formula: (Fe,Mg)CO3
Reference: PMPB Meulenbeld collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
var: Mg-rich Siderite5.AB.05(Fe,Mg)CO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
var: Mg-rich Siderite-(Fe,Mg)CO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C Siderite (var: Mg-rich Siderite)(Fe,Mg)CO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O Siderite (var: Mg-rich Siderite)(Fe,Mg)CO3
O SideriteFeCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg Siderite (var: Mg-rich Siderite)(Fe,Mg)CO3
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Siderite (var: Mg-rich Siderite)(Fe,Mg)CO3
Fe SideriteFeCO3

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3189153
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Karoo Supergroup

Comments: Karoo Basin

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Neoarchean
2500 - 2800 Ma



ID: 3311912

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)

Lithology: Volcanic-sedimentary and plutonic

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Neoarchean - Mesoarchean
2500 - 3200 Ma



ID: 2237770
Klipriviersberg Group of Ventersdorp Supergroup

Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Klipriviersberg Group

Description: Tholeiitic basalt

Reference: Council for Geoscience. Geologic map of South Africa, 1:1M. National Science Councils of South Africa. [41]

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